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Old 08-13-2009, 01:47 PM
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Tailgate LED mod

Hi everyone. I know we all have issues seeing in the trunk area at night due to crappy visibility, mainly where jeep decided to mount a light (corner of the tailgate). I know many of you have done some sort of led mod with either a strip of leds or a couple of single units.

I present to you my variation of this: 2 x 9.5" white leds placed on the outer most part of the rear headliner. Had to trim the plastic panel with a razor blade for the cleanest cuts.

Getting access to the power was a pain and took patience as to not break any clips or tabs. I used 2 of the 22-18 guage red vampire clips to hookup the power. Located the red wire with the white strip (+) and yellow wire with the orange strip (-). Connect the silver led wire to the red/white wire and the copper led wire to the yellow/orange wire.

Thanks to Jim (Jeepnjeep) and Nate (White WK Swagga).

Any questions feel free to ask. hope you enjoy:

Stock:


One set of the leds and plastic piece pre trim:


The last row (closest to the rear of the Jeep):


Both strips of LEDs attached:


Installed side view:


Alternate view:


Thanks,

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Old 08-13-2009, 01:49 PM
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Re: Tailgate LED mod

good work bro!!! sorry i couldnt help you out at the meet and talk about the leds i got there really late. you did a great job!!! we can compare brightness at the next meet!!! i think your lights will be brighter!!!
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Re: Tailgate LED mod

im waiting for tonight to get a night shot
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Re: Tailgate LED mod

awesome! i look forward to seeing it!
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Re: Tailgate LED mod

Nice work. Wow that looke easier than the way Irf and I did it. LOL You didn't tell me you were using the led strip... You sneaky snake... LMAO But looks good. Let me know if you have the after glow problem...
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Nate, explain the afterglow problem?
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Re: Tailgate LED mod

ill jump in for nate since he's too busy looking for brakelight fluid

if you have a slight glow to your led's after you shut off your interior lights you will have to install a $3 resistor so they shut off completely

if you have at least 1 halogen(regular) interior light in your truck, you should be fine
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Thanks Irfan! All my lights so far are stock halogens except these leds.
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Re: Tailgate LED mod

Yes I was just about to say that. LOL
Here is the interior V-LED chart to order if ya want. I think it came to about $80. with the coupon.
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Thanks Nate!
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Looks impressive man.

I like the new avy too!
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Re: Tailgate LED mod

night shot?
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